UTStarcom wins IPTV broadcasting control platform expansion contract
Louise Duffy ©RapidTVNews | 29-05-2012
Beijing Television (BTV) has awarded an expansion tender to networking solutions provider UTStarcom to enhance the capabilities of BTV's existing IPTV broadcasting control platform (IBCP).
The expanded platform will feature a new IP-based safe distribution system that will improve BTV's IPTV content-management and distribution capabilities. UTStarcom built BTV's existing IBCP in 2010.
UTStarcom's president and CEO Jack Lu said: "Our expansion project with BTV further solidifies our leading position in China's IPTV market. Over the past year, we have worked together with BTV to examine its service experience in order to design an enhanced service platform that better suits the needs of the operator. As a result, the expanded platform will feature a new IP-based safe distribution system that can monitor content distribution issues in real time, as well as automatically replace weak signals whenever a problem is identified.
"Expansion contracts similar to this one with BTV are typically larger in scale than the initial IBCP contracts we have signed. Not only will we continue to capitalise on opportunities to build additional IBCPs, but we also anticipate similar IBCP expansion contracts in the near future."
Since 2010, UTStarcom has built 10 IBCPs across China, specifically in Beijing, Chongqing, Hainan, Hubei, Hunan, Shandong, Shenzhen, Sichuan, Tianjin, and Zhejiang.